Volunteering with JF&CS-

Max and Drew Erlich Volunteer Program

Make an impact in your community, today!

Thank you for taking the first steps in learning more about our volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers are a highly-valued and vital part of JF&CS. The diverse volunteer staff share their time, energy, skills, and knowledge with our agency to benefit the community each week through various programs. Volunteers are critical to our ability to effectively and efficiently serve our clients.

Bring a friend along, make new friends, and enjoy the experience of helping others!

Are you looking for an on-going volunteer opportunity? Contact Chelsey Banaskavich, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-513-1674 or cbanaskavich@jfcs-stl.org for more information and to apply for a volunteer role.

Are you looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity for an adult, student, family or corporate group? Contact Jeremy Goldberg, Volunteer Assistant for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, at 314-513-1679 or jgoldberg@jfcs-stl.org to discuss group needs, age/other requirements, and consent forms.


Our current on-going volunteer needs are:                                            Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Shopper –  assist guests with their item selections in the pantry.  Volunteers work directly with guests throughout their shopping experience, helping them make choices regarding products based on their eligibility and family size in an efficient, friendly manner. Most needed times: Wednesday (1-4 p.m.), Friday (9 a.m.-12 p.m.), Tuesday (2-4 p.m.), and Thursday (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Sorter – assist with maintaining organization in warehouse, sorting, receiving areas and restocking shelves in the shopping area. Volunteers sort both perishable and non-perishable food items, and evaluate products for freshness and suitability, disposing of items per instructions. Most needed times: Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)